YES: Kids=Reliable by Zach
March 18, 2008, 4:42 pm
Filed under: Science

Human development researchers at Cornell have done some work that shows kids are a lot more reliable and accurate than adults when it comes to testifying in court. It turns out kids are less likely to analyze the event, whereas adults tend to just remember their analysis of what happened.

From the article:

The finding is counterintuitive; it doesn’t square with current legal tenets, and may have important implications for legal proceedings. “Because children have fewer meaning-based experience records, they are less likely to form false memories,” says Reyna. “But the law assumes children are more susceptible to false memories than adults.”

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Hmm! Huh!

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